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Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
. thursday of school in northern virginia. not that outside. a little warmer than yesterday. not as refreshing as yesterday morning. short sleeve weather for this afternoon. let's look at the customer numbers. 63 in woodbridge. 68 thaksin no, 66 in reston. 68 in lexington park. 70 degrees downtown. 90 for the high tetris. mostly sunny, scattered clients. los humidity. the average high is 82. -- scattered clouds. lau to lisa baden -- now to lisa baden. >>> beltway travel and interstate travel look good. looks good out to the airport. the focus will be on neighborhood streets. we are very quiet. a good run in the mixing bowl in reston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> today could be the worst traffic they this area has seen in months. courtney robinson is along to 70 -- along 270. >> as we begin to see school buses and many commuters heading to work, we will seek a just and pick up. there's not much you can do. get ready to hit the brakes. >> it is part of living in the city. >> today will be one of forced traffic days in the metro region. people are back to work and back to sc
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
, if not dangerous out there. so heads up for 270. let's go to northern virginia, interstate 66, inbound, i'll step out of the way. the picture tells the story, because it is just coming down in buckets out there right now. now we do have word of an accident in maryland. 95 southbound near ruth 212, calvert and beltsville exit. rescue crews should be on the scene. back to virginia, 95 northbound between triangle andunn fries, tractor trailer accident. i-70 remains blocked before you get to baltimore, eastbound because of an accident involving a truck. hopefully that will be reopened according to police maybe in the next hour. but again, that's the story of the morning. joe? >> jerry, thank you very much. a lot of folks in the district are prepared for severe weather. the d.c. department of public works handed out some sandbags yesterday in southeast washington. this move is to help keep homes and businesses from flooding in low-lying areas. d.c. officials remind people to stay away from fallen wires, call 311 forany downed trees or rge limbs causing damage or blocking roadways and sidewalks. >>> as
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
, mark barget spent hours interacting with children all over northern virginia during his side job as a wrestling referee. a case of dumb luck, pretty much. >> that's right. in fact, some would say it was just sheer chance that he has now been charged with counties of child pornography. this has been troubling for parents because for eight years barget was working with jackson major high and high school students. his the house next door burned down and while firefighters performed a check of his home, they found pornography. he judged wrestling matches and performed skin checks on students throughout northern virginia. the wrestler's association, which is contracted by the school district, said it never received any complaints about barget. he has now been suspended indefinitely. fairfax says they have sent a letter to him, a no trespassing letter which means he cannot go on school grounds, but this is of course is very troubling for parents throughout virginia. >> in other news, d.c. police are looking for clues in the death of an elderly man. his body was found late last night on
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
's deadly collision. >>> the first day of school fula hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. nursultan in fairfax, arlington, prince william, loudoun, and stafford counties as well as the city of alexandria, falls church, manassas, manassas park, and fredericksburg. many school systems will be dealing with an influx of new students, budgets, and salary freezes. tuesday morning, turning to the mayor's race. incumbent adrian fenty secured another major endorsement. the washington examiner endorsed him, citing his record on safety, education, and improved service. the endorsement comes a week before the primary and in the midst of early voting. >>> police are looking for two men in connection with a violent home invasion robbery in woodbridge. seven people in the house, including a newborn baby, when two masked men entered through an unlocked door. the victim wanted their identity protected. >> they took everything i own and everything i saved for. >> this is where they hit me with a pistol and the gun went off. >> no one was shot during the robber left seconds before and willi
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
to school today in northern virginia. a dozen districts return including fairfax, arlington, louden and prince william counties. we will have a live report from vienna in four minutes. >> the former jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last month heads to court. steven slater told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
. welcome back to work and school. northern virginia going back for the thursday. 70 degrees at reagan national. sunrise at 6:42. a little cloudy. today will be nice, but warmer than yesterday. 65 degrees by now in sterling, boxville, temple hills. 66 in vienna. a few upper 50's. near 94 the highest temperature this afternoon. short sleeves today. it will not be very humid. uncomfortable and 90 degrees this afternoon. near 90 again tomorrow. not very humid. partly cloudy. cold front of starting to move through throughout the day tomorrow. that will drop our temperatures to near 80 degrees fahrenheit temperatures thursday into saturday. maybe a few showers on sunday. >>> in maryland's the story about the side streets, looks good coming through the neighborhoods. be careful walking to school on the fairfax count -- be careful walking to school. watch out for delays upstream. the left side, headlights northbound. the right is headed out of springfield. >>> the longtime president of abc news named david westin is leaving after 13 years on the job. he will stay until a successor is tired.
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
lee. all the hostages were okay. >>> northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a local couple who owned a business that many considered the heart and soul of that community. >> the owners of nichols hardware in purcellville died in a car crash. the couple was returning home to loudoun county. jane watrel has the story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grps with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here forever it seems like. they have served a lot of people and we hope they continue to serve. >> reporter: the one
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 11:00am EDT
further to the south now in charles countynd king george in the northern neck of virginia as well as in southern maryland and coming out of the northern neck of virginia. now some of the rainfa totals around the region have already been over three inches. we could have up to as many as 7 inches by the time this all ends. we've seen that in southern maryland, all these cnties in red have had flooding this morning and we have that flood warning continuing into this afrnoon, all those counties in red. look at the rainfall totals we've had three to four inches in our western to northern suburbs, over 2 1/2 inches in washington. look at southernmaryland. 7 1/2 inches. annapolis has had 6.7 inches of rain and this total amount is only going to increase. we have a tornado watch in effect. veronica johnson joins me from storm center 4 with the latest on that. >> indeed, a lot of circulation in the atmosphere and with that circulation the possibility of not only severe thunderstorm warnings in effect right now but those tornado warnings like we saw earlier today. not just here but if you h
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
that affected several northern virginia stations. the roslyn, courthouse, pentagon and crystal city. paramedics had to free one woman from an elevator after she not trapped at courthouse station. work could last through tomorrow. still not clear what caused the elevators to shut down. >>> this moing, georgetown university is investiting what they call several hate and bias incidents. they occurred between september 6th and 13th at two separate residce halls, now south hall and darnell halls. hitlerand swastikas were written on dry ee race boards. >>> a neighborhood dispute over a speed bump may have led to a murde in fairfax county in the springfield area. police say the suspect and victim knew each other. pat collins talked with neighbors who knew the victim. >> this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another m who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bu on field master drive and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all us here. on all of us. he went to our house ihe would go away. he would check the papers an
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
a northern virginia man staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say he shot a doctor and then shot and kill his mother and then turned the gun on himself. this morning, that doctors recovering and now the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's condition. sarah joins us with more on this. >> police say paul warren pardus became so upset when he heard about his mother's condition, he shot the surgeon. the wounded surgeon was shot in the abdomen. pardus barr indicatedded himself in the room with his mother. >> my boss came running in and he told me what happened, that there is a guy running around with a gun. and to stay put. it was carey -- scary knowing that somebody was running around with a gun on a rampage in a place where we're supposed to be protected. >> this morning, johns hopkin is operating as normal. >> pardus lived in south arlington with his mother in this home along south kenmore street. neighbors described him as friendly and quiet. they say he and to be his mother's
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in northern virginia. peggy fox is live from alexandria and looks at conditions there. >> well, jc some rubber boots would be helpful about now. we have six inches of flooding here at the end of king street. it has grown since we have been here. look at the river right there. pretty rough out. the city is supplying sandbags right at the street at king and lee streets. they have a flat bed truck there and they are allowing any resident or business in the city of alexandria to come and get the sandbags they need to protect their property. we have seen several businesses in the area. coming up getting their sandbags. i you can thatted -- i talked to one woman in alexandria who has already seen flooding in her home, which is in a low- lying area. they ali five sandbags per person when you come. so do that if you need to protect your property here in alexandria. we have tony with us, direct of communications for alexandria. how bad do you think it will get? >> flooding on north king street is something the city of alexandria is used to dealing with. and high tide is 1:16 today. so we are monitoring
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
out separate adam caskey will be back >>> we are following breaking news out of northern virginia. fairfax county firefighters are on the scene of a fire in a herndon neighborhood. newschopper7 shows these live images. investigators say the fire started in a shed and eventually spread to four town how desperate we don't know how the fire started at the moment or if anyone was hurt. >>> northern virginia man is taking a custody fight to the supreme court. he says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. he says his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him. she put the baby up for adoption and the says that was in violation of federal parental kidnapping laws. >>> out in colorado, the sum of evacuees are heading home today. they will find out if their houses were among more than 135 destroyed by a raging canyon fire. authorities said residents may be evacuated again of the danger arises the fire is only 10% contained at the moment. fires raged for four days. four people are still unaccounted for. >> let's switch gears and talk about the d.c. area
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 7:00pm EDT
to you. >> you too, dave. >>> well most students in northern virginia head back to school tomorrow. that includes the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties. fairfax county is the largest school system in the area, with more than 170,000 kids. and some are heading back to construction sites. beechwood elementary in falls church is undergoing a major expansion. the principal said the whole thing will be worth it in the end when they have a brand spanking new facility. for students it's a mixture of anxiety and excitement. >> who is excited? >> i don't have to do football every day. >> so you're tired of football? and you're exciting about homework and reading and writing and math? >> no. >> well hopefully most kids have thur supplies to go for backpacks. but some families waited until the last minute. we found some frustrated shoppers leaving stores empty handed. >> reporter: the countdown to the school bell underway, it was a last ditch effort to buy supplies. >> i went into the store to just get composition notebooks and pencils and there aren'
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 4:00pm EDT
in northern virginia where a few vehies got stuck in high water. our team coverage of this wet day continues now with news 4's tracee wilkins in annandale, virginia. >> reporter: here in northern virginia, a big mess with plenty of roads closed throughout the area. here on this road, another example of why you should not try your hand at high water. it was a wet, long, miserable morning commute that started for a lot of drivers on the inner loop of the beltway, after a tractor trailer jackknifed at the 270 split. fuel poured from the truck causing major backups throughout the morning commute. anwhile, in annandale on woodburn road, a v-dot worker says a husband and wife drove through the roadblock and tried to g through this standing water but didn't make it. they both had to be rescued. the water stood about two feet on thear side and a foot and a half on the side the driver tried to go through. >> i work right on woodburn road. i haven't been down there, but i'm wondering what it's like. >> reporter: v-dot crews surveyed flood-prone areas for the possibility of road closures, water ran thr
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
about why a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkin hospital in baltimore. it turns out the gunman was likely distraught over his mother's condition gentleman the incident began at the hospital around 11:00 yesterday morning. the gunman and his mother are said to be from arlington. police say paul warren pardus pulled a gun and shot his mother's doctor while the surgeon updated him on his mother's condition. pardus barricaded himself in his mother's eighth floor hospital room killing his mother and then himself. for more than two hours, no one knew what was happening inside. >> my boss came running in and he told me exactly what happened, that there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. it was scary just knowing that machine -- someone is on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: police had originally identified par stay with us -- pardus as warren davis but he says he changed his name. >>> four metro access drivers accused of sexual assaults against disabled customer
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
will hear the school bell ringing. most northern virginia systems start their 2010/2011 school year today. they are alexandria, arlington, fairfax, falls church, fredericksburg, king george, loudoun, manassas city, manassas park, orange, prince william and warren counties. now the biggest of these in our area is fairfax county with its 170,000 students, and that means many families are trying out their school routines for the first time this morning. kristin fisher is live at james madison high school in vienna, virginia with more. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you know when fairfax county heads back to school you know that summer is indeed over. sad but true. as of today, all school systems in the dc area will be back in session. and you know there are certainly some perks to being the last school system in the area to go back to school, but for some procrastinating parents there are also some serious disadvantages and here's what i'm talking about. yesterday, stores like target, wal-mart, staples, they were slaughtly packed with fairfax county parents and their kids buying last-min
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
to the north. elsewhere, we have some scattered lighter showers around northern virginia, northern neck of virginia, eastern panhandle of weste virginia and shenandoah valley. maybe some isolated flooding and ponding of water through noon time. then drying out this afternoon with highs around 70, rather 80 degrees. then overnight tonight, partly cloudy, near 60 tomorrow. sun tomorow morning. highs into the low and mid-70s. and some rain is likely to move in late wednesday ranch, wednesday night. moderate to heavy rain is likely on thursday. highs in the 70s. then drying out just in time for the end of the weekend. nowlet's check traffic on this tuesday morning. how is it looki, jerry? >> so far so good over on the capital beltway, braddockroad. outer loop, far right side the issue be loop. springfield and i-66, moving along pretty well. let's see how wre doing on the maryland side. for those you traveling towards the bdge, outer loop from river road doing okay. once you get on route 7, word of an aident involving a truck. i believe it's over on the shoulder. they may need to take a tra
NBC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
on the beltway in northern virginia. your weather and traffic togeer on the ones are nt at 6:11. stay with us. adventure runs on dunkin', with our egg white breakf. hurry in and try one in dicious veggie or turkey sausage. right here in this neiborhood, i grew up arning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've fren college tuition for ur years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. :11. meteorologist tom kierein. down into the 40s. right near washington and near the bay. afternoon highs near 80 with lots of sun. near 90 come with a southwesterly breeze and lots of sun. thursday, partly sunny, upper 80s to near 90. might get a shower through midday thursday. a look
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
, west virginia and down to eastern tennessee. here in northern virginia, they are falling apart as they come closer to us. we will go back the last three hours. you can see there is less yellow and less orange. as we look at live doppler 9000 hd, it is getting tougher to find these showers, which are just north and west of washington. in upper montgomery county, coming to southern frederick, they have come out now. as this thing gets the boyds, same with damascus, north of middleburg. a couple of sprinkles now. leesburg, west of purcellville. you might see something on the windshield and that's it. it is falling apart as it comes to the metro and farther off south and west we have a few showers. as they come out the winds are helping to eat up. they are coming from a higher elevation and eating up the rain drops our there. we are not seeing much in the way of shower activity making its way east. let's go to the weather computer. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, mostly cloudy. it is mild. we have had a sprinkle or two. 70s this morning at the bus stop. sun is up at 6:43. we
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
to northwest. no incidents to report. let's head on over up to the capital beltway northern virginia. this is vy close to the interchange at arlington boulevard. outer loop, inner lop moving along quite nicely. fist check of the morning, metro rail. all looking good. joe, eun. >> jerry, thanks so mu. >> 5:21 the time. 66 degrees. doctor who treated the washington tal tolls sentenced on steroid chances. >>> a chance 20 own a rare item that once belonged to princess diana. >>> next, paris hilton probably does not hear the word "no" very often. building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> paris hilton is on her way back to the u.s. after she was not allowed into japan. the 29-year-old was supposed to prom
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
fire that destroyed three townhomes and damaged five others in northern virginia. >>> 72 degrees. a hazy, muggy start to your friday morning. we'll be back with the latest on your forec right here ithis neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts wi good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education fir. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. china, they're busy building wind farms and expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlo has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and bot manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - n
FOX
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
just ahead, an accused serial staffer with ties to northern virginia is back in court. why he is facing new charges. >>> plus, some of his victims are speaking out. that is just ahead. is. >>> welcome back ain't beautiful skyline out there today. sun coming up. going to warm up later on but as tope can tell us, it is much chillier out there. -- welcome back. a beautiful skyline out there today. >> a cool start to the day. we'll get there. we'll get up to about 80 degrees, rights around normal for this time of year. 78 actually the normal high for today. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region. it is definitely cool out there. rather nice. 58degrees if washington. baltimore, 49 degrees. 48 at dulles airport. 5 # in fredericksburg. 60 at patuxent naval air s tation. -- 53 in fredericksburg. you do see the very last images of hurricane igor as it continues to track out into the north atlantic. here is your bus stop forecast for this morning. a little bit later on this morning, sunrise, 6:55. sunny skies, cool temperatures. temperatures ranging from the upper 40s to
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
on the web. right now focus on virginia weather and traffic. >> dense fog advisory for northern virginia until 9:00 this morning does not include fairfax county. dense fog advisory. visibility is down a quarter mile in many areas in loudoun, prince william and faulkier counties and culpeper and orange. watch if for that. it will burn up in the next couple of hours. as we go through the day mid 80s come 9:00. lunchtime it will be a gorgeous day. upper 70s. 78 winchester and manassas. drivers on 66, a lot of fog will be hard to see. you want to take it slow as you head out to the manassas area in to dc. as we switch to our next camera in virginia. checking out route 50 at patrick henry. the lights are working here and smooth sailing in the area. we will ride the gw parkway from 495 to route 123 to the 14th street bridge. new traffic pattern is in affect. watch for that. the time is 6:38. a quick check on the virginia traffic. more news, weather and traffic coming up after the break. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, l
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
in fact he is christian. >>> a knew bike share program launchs today in d.c. and in northern virginia. >>> paris hilton is set to make another appearance in court following an arrest for drug possession in las vegas. >>> also, as we head to break, a live look outside as we get forecast from mr. perkins and the latest traffic from julie wright. that is coming up next. now coming up on 6:12. what's all this? big news! we have another way to help you save. oh, really? how? by bundling. if you get your homeowners and auto insurance together, we give you even more savings. ooh! big bundle. [ chuckling ] home and auto together. it's like peanut butter and jelly. oh, or like burgers and fries. or pickles and ice cream. unicorns and glitter! no? bundling to save you more. now, that's progressive! call or click today. in case of everyday emergencies... guys, go get changed! ...or soccer practice, it's important to be prepared for dinner. that's why i've prepared my perdue perfect portions fresh chicken breasts. they're individually wrapped, so you can cook what you need and store what you don'
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 9:00am EDT
. >> thank you. >>> holly more sis pulling double duty today. she's live in northern virginia but before we talk about where she is, she also has an inside look at the new shows you'll see on fox 5. >> you spent some time in hollywood. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well i can tell you this is the week to watch tv as fox serves up season premiers. the shows you love are back. new ones set to become your favorites are just starting. so here is your play list for monday night. what you need to watch or set your dvr for. at 8:00 it's house, the 7th season. and house and cutty are finally going to see if they can make it work romantically. and raul the while -- all the while dr. house will continue to solve medical mysteries. now at 9:00 stay tuned for lone star. it is a new provocative drama set in texas, hence the name, right. so this is what the show is about. james wolf plays robert and bob allen, a charismatic man who has constructed two lives in two very different worlds. he's got a beautiful wife in houston who is the daughter of a texas oil tikeon and a sweet, naive girlf
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am EDT
of state insurance commissioners. then he travels to northern virginia for a backyard discussion about health care reform and about the provisions that will go into effect tomorrow. >> thank you. it is 62 degrees on tv hill. the outcome of yesterday's vote on "don't ask, don't tell. >> a bus ride turns into a brawl. some feel >> welcome back. it will be a dry wednesday morning commute. is a lot warmer than yesterday. we're in the 60's. it will be a much warmer afternoon with high temperatures in the mid 80's later today and a 30% chance for a thunderstorm. for now, to the news desk. >> thank you. nine american troops lost their lives in a helicopter crashed in afghanistan. it is the deadliest helicopter crashed since 2006. this was near the pakistani border. the taliban claimed they shot the chopper down. the exact cause is under investigation. potential votes to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell policy was sidetracked in the senate. they fell short of the votes needed to open the debate. it was a procedural tactic. they reid could rbring bill back at a later date. 13,000 people have b
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 11:35pm EDT
knows? >> thanks for having me. >> back-to-school week for northern virginia students in arlington, prince william, fairfax, and loudoun counties, as well as alexandria city schools. drivers are reminded to watch out for school buses with their stop sides extended. and red line riders have to put up with one more day with some closures. some will not reopen until tuesday morning. the transit agency is looking to fix problems pointed out by the national transportation safety board after a crash last year. and new traffic patterns on route 7 starting tuesday. experienced drivers might feel a difference. the one-mile stretch between the dulles toll road and 123 has changed. there are fewer places where left turns are allowed. the district will now have a new supermarket. a groundbreaking will be held. the supermarket will be built in northeast washington and the 900 block of 17th street. the store will be completed in the spring of next year. still ahead on "washington weekly, we have learned that steven slater is no longer working for jetblue. >>> i am steve rudin in the belfort furn
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 12:00pm EDT
is over for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. children and teachers in 10 counties are back in the classroom to start a new year. budget cuts mean big changes ahead. pamela brown is live in clifton with more. good morning. >>> hello. for a lot of parents, back to school is bittersweet because of budget cuts. at clifton elementary school, this school could be forced to shut down after the school year. parents say that will not happen without a fight. this person is dropping her 5- year-old ford is first year at a school but she says this could be his last year. >> next year? that is not fair. >> it feels really sad. i hope the school board will have a change of heart and realize maybe they made a bad decision and the need to keep it open. >> a fourth grader has attended this small community school the past few years and does not want to go anywhere. >> i do not want to be separated from my friends. this is the best schools in the world. >> the fairfax county school board says the school is too small to keep up with the cost of keeping it open. 370 kids are told. the
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
in northern virginia, but was found dead in an optional beach, florida. cynne simpson escalated on the investigation. >> his alexandria neighbors are devastated. >> it is a loss. it is shocking. >> they describe him as a family man who would bring cookies at christmas and always had a kind word. >> we always would speak at the mailbox. >> he did not come off as the kind of person anyone would have an antagonistic relationship with. >> that is what makes his murder of a mystery. broward county sherriff's found him dead inside his vacation home in ponte pernell beach sunday night. they went to do a welfare check after an out-of-town woman caller to say that she had not heard from him. >> he was clearly a very well- liked person. >> the businessman was president and ceo of a communications and strategy company based in alexandria. he was also a talented performer and spent more than a decade during the world with his band. >> we have seen pictures of human bono, uncommon, the rolling stones. >> the neighbors said he was down to earth, sharing his success with friends and the alexan
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, the eiffel tower was evacuated after a reported bomb scare. >>> and northern virginia woman was murdered. two months later, detectives are still baffled by this case. >>>> a scandal involving the new york >>> let's get you up to speed. the primary race for d.c. mayor is the big race. >> for the first time since we went on here, we're getting more numbers from the d.c. board of elections. course here there are. here are the latest numbers. -- >> here they are. hear the latest numbers. vincent gray is ahead of adrian fenty 58% to 32%. this is going to be a long night, folks. we will have all the information for you right here. we will have everything updated for you as well as on tbd.com. >> it will be a long night. >> keep it here. >>> a controversy surrounding the redskins and the team's captain. >> what he is saying about the new york jets allegedly making inappropriate comments about a mexican reporter. >> the owner of the new york jets already called a female reporter this week and apologized. now the redskins have to do some damage control after a day -- after one player defended the accu
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> in northern virginia, people say continuing concerns about unemployment that keep them from feeling optimistic about the economy. >> what if 5 is my job? >> an lot of people are having problems finding jobs. >> a government economist says that while the economy did stop declining in june of 2009, the rate of growth has been slow compared to previous years. even if the recession did end this year, it said a new record as the longest recession since world war ii. >>> the race for the midterm elections is in full swing and a republican congressman is a surprise winner. winning the value vote was congressman mike pence of indiana. mike huckabee came in second. >>> coming up, an important message for every young woman. what arnold schwarzenegger's daughter is telling young women. >>> a beautiful weather pattern right now. >>> a car hit and injured two children in northeast d.c. one of the victims is in serious condition. the children are six and eight years old. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> a woodbridge man is behind bars and police say a teenage girl accused him
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
northern virginia. the wrestling association confirms that heat judged matches for the past eight years and it performed skin checks on the students before they got on the mat. he has been suspended indefinitely. >> whenever there is someone like that, the neighborhood should be informed. >> a spokesman says that it sent a no trespassing letter to him. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> president obama makes remarks about the country's str
ABC
Sep 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
:45 is your time. a man who judged a middle and high school wrestling match, many of them in northern virginia, has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography. 59-year-old mark barget was arrested after the apartment next door to his caught fire in jaund the pornography was found. an elderly man's body was found last night. authorities say this is a death investigation. there is currently nothing suspicious. transportation leaders will be gathering in d.c. today for another distracted driving summit. this year's event will focus on the effects of text messaging. it comes a day after the government says fewer people are being killed in crashes due to distracted driving. >> michelle rhee is getting more attention with every passing day. yesterday she was on oprah winfrey talking about how hard it is to turn around d.c. public schools. >> this is a warrior woman. [applause] she is a wor major woman. >> michelle rhee made headlines when she fired hundreds of teachers and closed schools during a cap to improve d.c. schools as fast as she could. she did not apologize for her distast
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
leads at all. president obama will take his health care message to northern virginia this afternoon. he will stop by a false church home for a factor discussion with local families about health care and the patient's bill of rights. -- he will stop by a falls church helmut 48 backyard discussion wit$ local families about health care in the patient's bill of rights. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on a pre-existing conditions. >> consumers should talk to their human resources department or their insurance plan to make sure they are aware of when the changes actually occur. >> one unintended consequence of the law, there are reports of some major insurance companies will stop cove)ing children altogether. national support for the overall has declined since march, and democratic lawmakers have largely avoided the su!ject in their campaigns. the republicans have pledged to do all they can to chip away at the law. >>> the man in gamez and demand accounts of decision making and said the bush white house has a new book coming out. it is called "obama wars." >>
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
, texas, and illinois predict -- illinois. in our area, in northern virginia native charge of providing material to support an al qaeda link terrorist organization. >> i think we have to be as careful as we have always been. >> with the internet, everything is kidding connected. >> they emmett as terrorism becomes more complex, so it is the place despite it. >> one thing they are trying to do is to reach out to muslim communities. a lot of the groups are based in the muslim world. but the time now is for 50 a.m. it is 71 degrees of sight. >> how many people could pass the law for rallies. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. it is time for a traffic and weather. >> it is already in the 70's. >> it feels more like mid-july than it does the first full day of fall. it is 74 degrees at reagan international. the two. is 68. it is that muggy. -- been dewpoint is 68. it is that muggy. a manassas at 70 degrees. west virginia is a little bit cooler with higher elevations. break-in national is 95 degrees for the high temperature. it is not a record breaker. we will be in the low or mid- 90'
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
, frederick county, as well as northern virginia. louden. prince william. northern shenandoah valley. panhandle of west virginia to culpepper. near zero visibility. temperatures in the 50s. near the bay, 40s in the mountains. high today as the fog diminishing. increasing sunshine. more of the same on tuesday and wednesday. could get needed rain. a look at friday and the weekend. latest on the tropics in ten minutes. how is the traffic? >> a lot of folks getting caught by surprise because of the backup. right side of your screen 95 southbound jammed from headed toward lorton. right side of the roadway is blocked. northbound, just a brief rubber necking delay. quick check elsewhere. head over. new york avenue looks good through northeast. one illegally parked vehicle approaching north capital street. hopefully authorities will get it out quickly. >> jerry, thanks a lot. 6:43. warning from police to parents this morning. what may be lurking near a local elementary school. >>> why a police officer took out his gun and shot a dog during a crowded festival in the district. >>> it was slopp
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
like northern virginia through the shenandoah valley may get more rain than here in washington and have been by 6:00 tomorrow we start to see the heaviest rains lift north. a secondary surge coming up the coastal areas could contribute to their total and friday, 4:00, still lingering showers, but friday will get better. we are talking about a lot of rain. here's our rain potential. at least one of several models, but i think this shows it well. through 4:00 a.m. on friday. look at the numbers to the left. two to three inches. the red three to four. get to the oranges and now we are talking four to five, five to six. yes, a lot of rain just west of washington through parts of west virginia, northern washington. but even two to three is a lot of water that will cause problems throughout throughout the day on thursday. if you can telecommute tomorrow could be a good day to take advantage of that option. i think the morning rush will be very difficult. rain and strong thunderstorms tomorrow. friday clearing and 74. the weekend we are cooling down as the sun returns. it is 4:50. hello, angie
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
.ú -ssued a atch through baltimore, maryland city, to indianapolis, and dc. northern virginia. with the potential for heavy rainfall that. occurred today. inch or so already fallen. some places getting as much as 2 inches on the eastern shore. but at thisstiie, we have more rainnon tte way. and the ground is saturated so hard for the ground to absorb moreeof the rainfall..33 hd rainfall scans the skies. showers at aberdine and cecil county. showers. eastern porttand (inaudible) folks in glen burnie getting showers. -his is how it rolls throuuh over the llst several hours. still decent rainfall. and more to come, from the south as we see an area of low pressure wraparound the moissure. how much? through the overnight, we can half or more of an inch acrossú up tt parts of pennsylvaaia, northern portions of delaware. of getting maybe heavy rainfall. potentially. so there could be flooding conditions we have to deal with through the overnight. show you when it will leaae. and when we start to see a ú%ment to dry o coming up in the >> all riiht. you can be ii charge of your own p
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
recruits in northern virginia and across the country -- the number of grads becoming the newest recruits in northern virginia and across the country. >> i have problems and 500 resumes. -- -- i have probably sent in 500 resumes. >> it is really tough out there. >> the number of college graduates signing up was up 17%. among the perks -- private housing. >> i think it is because of the economy. >>. experts but u.s. -- >> one expert spoke to us via skype. >> they are not finding jobs in the labor market so they are finding jobs in the military. >> he has a master's degree but struggled to find a job. soon he will be a marine. >> it has good benefits. it is pretty secure. is -- it is a solid career choice. >> 90% of recruits have -- almost 90% of recruits have of high-school diploma. " if you are choosing to a list, rather than going the -- quite a few are choosing to enlist, rather than going the officer training route. >>> a plot against the pope? a group of men are being questioned and face potential charges. we will have the latest. >> i do not think someone should be able to get into a
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >> this is one of the biggest injunctions in all of northern virginia. now it has changed today. a lot of people are trying to get used to it. instead of going down a major road, they are taking a road that looks like an accent. when it comes to doing business in tyson's corner these days, it is all about what the time saved. they are rerouting traffic. >> if you want to go southern, you have to time where you want to go and allow time. >> making deliveries around here is a constant changing challenge for him and others. >> people get confused. >> people are coming here to ask me for a different way. i do not know. >> those who make their living in this busy corridor of tyson's corner and say they hope date new traffic will bring an unexpected boost in business. >> maybe it will bring more people, you know. >> windy construction began, this commercial corridor had suffered behind the garage of orange barrels. for the next four months, the tropical be steps away. -- the traffic will be steps away. >> eventually, it worked out. >> tyson's corner is a business center, it is a place where hundreds o
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, a very special place for some very special children opens up in northern virginia. >> and a college student commits opens up in northern virginia. >> and a college student commits suicide after a but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to each other. and ultimately connected to you. at kaiser permanente, we believe that if knowledge is power, shared knowledge is even more powerful. kaiser permanente. thrive. [ announcer ]nowledge complete opposites...]rful. in complete harmony. introducing the sport hybrid. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ dance rock ] ♪ hey ♪ [ woman vocalizing ] the combination only honda could engineer. the all-new cr-z sport hybrid. ♪ [ woman vocalizing ] kranitz tonight, the debate is on over technology and privacy. >> it all stems from the suicide of a college student whose sexual relationship was caught on the web cam. >> today, authorities confirmed the body found in the hudson river is that of a rutgers
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking up volume. 95 nkd through the enter changes. northbound traffic, left side of your screen. overnight road wrk southbound. right now southbound is doing okay northbound to the capital beltway. let's head over and update you on 270. the good news is it's not as bad as it appears along 270 as you round the bend. just a little volume. travel lanes open. metro and vre are okay. brunswick 870 is 12 minutes behind schedule. we'll keep you updated. >>> this morning vincent gray is poised to become the district's next mayor. he defeated adrian
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
of new workers, northern virginia commuters fear the worst. we'll hear are >>> good morning, and welcome back. we're following breaking news. in the district, police are investigating a shooting on second and c street near the capitol by the rayburn office building and next to the department of health and hul services. it is a bus busy traffic area. we do have a news crew on the scene. we will bring you the latest coming up in a live report momentarily. meanwhile, metro is learning cutting the price of its smart trip card may not be so smart after all. the board having second thoughts about cutting the price of the cards in halfrom $5 to $2.50. there are apparently a number of concerns. one, they may run out of cards. two, people could use them to cheat the system. you can carry a negative balance. metro is afraid people will buy the cards and skip out on paying fares of $2.50. each cost the transit age $3.40. meaning it would acally lose 90 cents on each card sale. >>> traffic trouble and pollution problems. some of the concerns people in alexandria voiced about a major military move h
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
? >>> breakinging news in northern virginia. here we go. hang on. 95 northbou as you approach route 123in woodridge. police on the scene of an accident. be careful. we'll get to that in just a second. meantim notice the huge mega raindrops comingdown. it's going to be a problem now. i-270 as you head out of frederick down coming to a grinding halt. no accidents reportedor this rain coming down. obviously visibility will be an issue as well as the potential for ponding. so be aware of hat. now to the video cameras and update you on breaking news. far left lane getting by. 95 northbound as you apoach 123, woodbridge. only the left lane is open. everything south is beginning to trip well before the rir. h.o.v. lanes areokay. in addition to this accident, there's one on 66 out in manassas with very little traffic getting by. so, again, plan cordingly. extra travel time certainly a good idea. it's gotten nasty out there. out to the rails we go. metro, vre and mark looking goo that a viable option this morning. uen? >> jerry, thank you. a manhunt is under way for a man who shot and killed a man in prince
NBC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
these commuters had to deal with all day long. all across northern virginia thismorning, drivers had a tougher than usal commute. on browns mill road in vienna, daring motorists did their best to speed through this fast growing pool of water. on braddock road in fairfax, drivers were forced to slow down as they splashed through the intersection. >> worst spot was basically 270, 495 wasn't too bad. and then cambridge was pretty bad, too. >> reporter:hile some roads were tricky, others were impassable. in annandale woodburn road was completely flooded. this man lives in the area. he says when it rains, it is common to see the cars turned back around. the daring ones just get stuck. >> i know the roads and i know the shortcuts to get around the flood area. i'm just going out, take it esz and do what i have to do. >> reporter: to give drivers a sense of how high this water is, authorities have placed these flood markers on the side of the road. right now this water is about two feet high. and because its floodi is so severe today, authorities have blocked off this road that no cars take the chance
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
stretch of a northern virginia high will soon be open to traffic. local leaders cut the ribbon of the last two miles of the fairfax county park with. named in honor of virginia state trooper who was killed in a motorcycle accident back in 2002. if some local leaders get their way, at nearly every major highway in the washington region could eventually become a toll road. the national capital region transportation planning board proposal would create a network of toll lanes of the beltway, 295, 395, and other roads. they would vary depending on the time of day. money would be used to improve roads and construct a rapid transit bus system. the board is set to discuss the proposal this coming wednesday. >>> 7 is on your side with one less way to keep away cold as the weather gets colder. a new study says hand sanitizers may not limit your chances of catching a cold or the flu. the university of virginia study compares people who use alcohol- based pan sanitizers to those who do not. about the same number from each group called cold or the flu. researchers called the result surprising. he and
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
projects in northern virginia. this after a four-month audit at the virginia department of transportation uncovered hundreds of millions in accounts that have not been spent and folk 5s jim henrehan has more. >> reporter: it's 136 pages long, done by an accounting firm. the governor wanted an outside firm to come in and look at v- dot. it's very partially critical of management and financial management, particularly, of v- dot and one example, every big state agency carries over money to the next year, especially when you are doing construction projects. 2002-2004. v-dot generally carried over 3.5% of the money to the next year so there is startup money. by 2010, fiscal 2010, v-dot was carrying over 32% of its allocated mean and mcdonough and his administration think that is very bad practices because v-dot is responsible for the construction and maintenances of highways throughout the commonwealth of virginia and both the highways and secondary roads. it's been $3.3 billion a year and mcdonalds wednesday the newly identified money, he wants it fast tracked and spent and. s northern virg
FOX
Sep 17, 2010 9:00am EDT
a northern virginia man may have staged a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say that he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. >>> this morning, that doctor is recovering. now, the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's conditions. fox 5's sarah simmons joins us this morning. >> good news, the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother is upset over his mother's surgery, because she probably wouldn't be able to walk again. police say paul warren hardic pulled a gun and shot his motor's doctor while the surgeon was updating him on the condition of his elderly mother. the bullet went right into the doctor's stomach. he barricaded himself with his mother. he killed his 84-year-old mother and then himself. for more than two hours, people were frightened but knew little about what was going on inside. >> my boss came running in. and he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. >> it's scary, just knowing that someone
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
in suburban northern virginia, where he compared the state of the economy to a bad car accident. >> the country went through a huge trauma. it takes some time to recover. now part of what's holding us back is us needing to go ahead and feel confident about the future. >> reporter: the most immediate debate between the president and republicans in congress is the future of the so-called bush tax cuts set to expire this year. the president wants to extend the tax cuts just for families he calls middle class, those who make less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax cuts, including those for high-income earners. on sunday, republican john boehner, the man who could be next speaker of the house, wavered. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: the white house eagerly responded. >> it sounded to us yesterday like there was a willingness by congressman boehner to go to the president's position of keeping middle class tax relief in place. >> reporter: behind the scenes, the real motivation of the white h
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